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Ans. Because there is none other death obtain everlasting life and that fighteth for us, but only thou, o glory in the kingdom of heaven, by God.
the Merits and Mediation of Christ Priest. Be unto us, O Lord, a Jesus our Saviour, who with the strong tower;
Father and the Holy Spirit, liveth Ans. From the face of our enemies. and reigneth ever one God, world Priest. O Lord, hear our prayer ; without end. Amen. Ans. And let our cry come unto thee.
Then shall follow this Collect, for God's Instead of the first Collect at Morning protection of the Queen against all her Prayer shall be tused this following Cole enemies.
lect of Thanksgiving Her Majesty'. MS
OST gracious God, who hast to the Throne.
set thy servant VICTORIA our
over all the kingdoms of the cestors, we most humbly beseech World, and disposest of them accord. thee to protect her on the same from ing to thy good pleasure; We yield all the dangers to which she may be thee unfeigned thanks, for that thou exposed ; Hide her from the gatherwast pleased, as on this day, to place ing together of the froward, and from thy Servant our Sovereign Lady, the insurrection of wicked doers; Do Queen VICTORIA upon the Throne thou weaken the hands, blast the of this Realm. Let thy wisdom be designs, and defeat the enterprizes of her guide, and let thine arm strength- all her enemies, that no secret con. en her; let justice, truth, and holi- spiracies, nor open violences, may ness, let peace and love, and all those disquiet her Reign; but that, being virtues that adoin the Christian Pro- safely kept under the shadow of thy fession, flourish in her days; direct wing, and supported by thy power, all her counsels and endeavours to thy she may triumph over all opposition; glory, and the welfare of her people; that so the world may acknowledge and give us grace to obey her cheer thee to be her defender and mighty fully and willingly for conscience deliverer in all difficulties and ad. sake; that neither our sinful pas. versities; through Jesus Christ our sions, nor our private interests, may Lord. Amen. disappoint her cares for the publick ? Then the Prayer for the High Court by good ; let her always possess the Parliament (if sitting.) hearts of her people, that they may
f In the Communion Service, immediately never be wanting in honour to her
before the reading of the Epistle, instead Person, and dutiful submission to her
of the Collect for the Queen, and that of Authority; let her Reign be long and the Day, shall be used this Prayer for prosperous, and crown her with im.
the Queen, as supreme Governour of moriality in the life to come; through this Church. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. In the end of the Litany (which shall
Christian Princes to the defence always be used upon this Day) after the of thy Faith, and hast made it their Collect (We humbly beseech thee, O F duty to promote the spiritual welfare, ther, 8c.) shall the following Prayer, for together with the temporal interest the Queen und Royal Family, be used.
of their people; We acknowledge o
LORD our God, who upholdest with humble and thankful hearts thy
and governest all things in hea. great goodness to us, in setting thy ven and earth ; receive our humble Servant our most gracious Queen prayers, with our hearty thanksgiv. over this Church and Nation; Give Ings, for our Sovereign Lady VICTO. her, we heseech thee, all those heaRIA, as on this day, set over us by venly graces that are requisite for so thy grace and providence to be our high a trust; Let the work of thee Queen; and so together with her bless her God prosper in her hands; Let Albert Edward Prince of Wales, the her eyes behold the success of her Princess of Wales, and all the Royal designs for the service of thy true Family; that they all, ever trusting Religion established amongst us; in thy goodness, protected by thy And make her a blessed instrument power, and crowned with thy gra. cious and endless favour, may con
of protecting and advancing thy tinue before thee in health, peace,
Truth, wherever it is persecuted and joy, and honour, and may live long faneness, superstition and Idolatry,
oppressed; Let Hypocrisy and Pro. and happy lives upon earth, and after fly before her face; Let not Heresia of all wisdom, who knowest unto him a peny. And he saith unto our necessities before we ask, and them, Whose is this image and su- our ignorance in asking; We beperscription? They say unto him, seech thee to have compassion upon Cæsar's. Then saith he unto them, our infirmities; and those things, Render therefore unto Cæsar the which for our unworthiness we dare things which are Cæsar's; and un- not, and for our blindness we can
and false Doctrines disturb the peace to God the things that are God's. of the Church, nor Schisms and When they had heard these words, causeless Divisions weaken it; But they marvelled, and left him, and grant us to be of one heart and one went their way. mind in sei ving thee our God, and
1 After the Nicene Creed shall follow the obeying her according to thy will:
Bermon. And that these blessings may be
In The Offertory shall this sentence be continued to after-ages, let there
read: never be one wanting in her house to succeed her in the government of LET your light so shine
before this United Kingdom, that our pos.
men, terity may see her children's chil.
good works, and glorify your Father
which is in heaven. St. Matt. v. 16. dren, and peace upon Israel. So we that are thy people, and sheep of thy 1 After the Prayer (For the whole State pasture, shall give thee thanks for of Christ's Church &c.) these Collects ever, and will always be shewing forth following shall be used. thy praise from generation to gene
A Prayer for Unity. ration. Amen. The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. ii. 11.
Jesus Christ, our only Saviour, Dass rangebelovediaries als
the Prince of Peace; Give us grace as strangers and pilgrims, abstain seriously to lay to heart the great from fleshly lusts, which war against dangers we are in by our unhappy the soul; having your conversation divisions. Take away all hatred and honest among the Gentiles : that, prejudice, and whatsoever else may whereas they speak against you as
hinder us from godly Union and evil-doers, they may, by your good Concord: that, as there is but one works which they shall behold, glo- Body, and one Spirit, and one Hope rify God in the day of visitation. of our Calling, one Lord, one Faith, Submit yourselves to every ordi. one Baptism, one God and Father nance of man for the Lord's sake; of us all, so we may henceforth be whether it be to the King, as su.
all of one heart, and of one soul, preme; or unto governours, as unto united in one holy bond of Truth them that are sent by him for the and Peace, of Faith and Charity, punishment of evil-doers, and for the and may with one mind and one praise of them that do well. For so mouth glorify thee; through Jesus is the will of God, that with well
Christ our Lord. Amen. doing ye may put to silence the ignoFance of foolish men: as free, and not GRANT; Lord, we beseech using your liberty for a cloke of mali.
that the ciousness, but as the servants of God.
world may be so peaceably ordered Honour all men. Love the brother
by thy governance, that thy Church hood. Fear God. Honour the King. quietness, through Jesus Christ our
may joyfully serve thee in all godly
YRANT, we heseech , Al. saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of
which we have heard this day with God in truth, neither carest thou
our outward ears, may through thy for any man: for thou regardest not
grace be so grafted inwardly in our the person of inen. Tell us there.
hearts, that they may bring forth in fore, What thinkest thou? Is it
us the fruit of good living, to the lawful to give tribute unto Cæsar, through Jesus Christ our Lord. A.
honour and praise of thy Name; or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt
men. ye me, ye hypocrites ? shew me the tribute-mones. And they broughe ALMIGHTY God, the fountain
disciples, with the Herodians, G Raight; Gedhe that the words,
not ask, vouchsafe to give us for the and love of God, and of his Son Je. worthiness of thy Son Jesus Christ sus Christ our Lord: And the bless. our Lord. Amen.
ing of God Almighty, the Father, all understanding, keep your amongst you, and remain with you hearts and minds in the knowledge I always. Amen.
<< VICTORIA R.
Service, made for the Fifth of November, the Thirtieth of January, “ the Twenty-ninth of May, and the Twentieth of June, be forth with “ printed and published, and annexed to the Book of Common Prayer and " Liturgy of the United Church of England and Ireland, to be used yearly “ on the said Days, in all Cathedral and Collegiate Churehes and Chapels; “ in all Chapels of Colleges and Halls within Our Universities of Oxford, “ Cambridge, and Dublin, and of Our Colleges of Eton and Winchester, " and in all Parish-Churches and Chapels within those parts of Our United “ Kingdom called England and Ireland.
“ Given at Our Court at Kensington, the Twenty-first Day of
" J. RUSSELL."
HEREAS, by Our Royal Warrant of the Twenty-first Day of June
One thousand eight hundred and thirty-seven, in the First Year of “ Our Reign, We commanded that certain Forms of Prayer and Service “ made for the Fifth of November, the Thirtieth of January, and the “ Twenty-ninth of May should be forthwith printed and published and « annexed to the Book of Common Prayer and Liturgy of the United “ Church of England and Ireland, to be used yearly on the said Days in “ all Cathedral and Collegiate Churches and Chapels, in all Chapels of “ Colleges and Halls within Our Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and “ Dublin, and of Our Colleges of Eton and Winchester, and in all Parish “ Churches and Chapels within those Parts of Our United Kingdom called “ England and Ireland :
“ And whereas, in the last Session of Parliament, Addresses were pre« sented to Us by both Houses of Parliament, praying Us to take into our S. Consideration Our Proclamation in relation to the said Forms of Prayer “ and Service made for the Fifth Day of November, the Thirtieth Day of “ January, and the Twenty-ninth Day of May, with a view to their Dis. « continuance :
“ And whereas We have taken into Our Consideration the Subject of the “ said Addresses; and, after due Deliberation, We have resolved that the “ Use of the said Forms of Prayer and Service shall be discontinued :
“Now, therefore, Our Will and Pleasure is, that so much of Our said
“ Given at Our Court at Saint James's, the Seventeenth Day of
“ S. H. WALPOLE."
BY THE ARCHBISHOPS AND BISHOPS OF BOTH
PROVINCES, AND THE WHOLE CLERGY,
In the Convocation holden at London in the Year 1562, for the avoiding of Diversities of Opinions, and for the establishing of Consent touch. ing true Religion: Reprinted by His Majesty's Commandment, with His Royal Declaration prefixed Chereunto.
HIS MAJESTY'S DECLARATION. BE
EING by God's Ordinance, according to Our just Title, Defender
of the Faith, and Supreme Governour of the Church, within these Our Dominions, We hold it most agreeable to this Our Kingly Office, and Our own religious Zeal, to conserve and maintain the Church committed to Our Charge, in the Unity of true Religion, and in the Bond of Peace; and not to suffer unnecessary Disputations, Altercations, or Questions to be raised, which may nourish Faction both in the Church and Commonwealth. We have therefore, upon mature Deliberation, and with the Advice of so many of Our Bishops as might conveniently be called together, thought fit to make this Declaration following:
That the Articles of the Church of England (which have been allowed and authorized heretofore, and which Our Clergy generally have subscribed unto) do contain the true Doctrine of the Church of England agreeable to God's Word: which We do therefore ratify and confirm, requiring all Our loving Subjects to continue in the uniform Profession thereof, and prohibiting the least difference from the said Articles; which to that End We command to be new printed, and this Our Declaration to be published therewith.
That We are Supreme Governour of the Church of England : And that if any Difference arise about the external Policy, concerning the Injunctions, Canons, and other Constitutions whatsoever thereto belonging, the Clergy in their Convocation is to order and settle them, having first obtained leave under Our Broad Seal so to do: and We approving their said Ordinances and Constitutions ; providing that none be made contrary to the Laws and Customs of the Land.
That out of Our Princely Care that the Churchmen may do the Work which is proper unto them, the Bishops and Clergy, from time to time in Convocation, upon their humble Desire, shall have Licence under Our Broad Seal to deliberate of, and to do all such Things, as, being made plain by them, and assented unto by Us, shall concern the settled Continuance of the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England now established; from which We will not endure any varying or departing in the least Degree.
That for the present, though some differences have been ill raised, yet We take comfort in this, that all Clergymen within Our Realm have always most willingly subscribed to the Articles established; which is an argument to Us, that they all agree in the true, usual, literal meaning of the said Articles; and that even in those curious points, in which the present differences lie, men of all sorts take the Articles of the Church of England to be for them; which is an argument again, that none of them intend any desertion of the Articles established.
That therefore in these both curious and unhappy differences, which have for so many hundred years, in different times and places, exercised the Church of Christ, We will, that all further curious search be laid aside, and these disputes shut up in God's promises, as they be generally set forth to us in the holy Scriptures, and the general meaning of the Articles of the Church of England according to them. And that no man hereafter shall either print, or preach, to draw the Article aside any way, but shall submit to it in the plain and full meaning thereof: and shall not put his own sense or comment to be the meaning of the Article, but shall take it in the literal and grammatical sense.
That if any publick Reader in either of Our Universities, or any Head or Master of a College, or any other person respectively in either of them, shall affix any new sense to any Article, or shall publickly read, determine, or hold any publick Disputation, or suffer any such to be held either way, in either the Universities or Colleges respectively; or if any Divine in the Universities shall preach or print any thing either way, other than is already established in Consocation with Our Royal Assent; he, or they the Offenders, shall be liable to Our displeasure, and the Church's censure in Our Commission Ecclesiastical, as well as any other: And We will see there shall be due Execution upon them.
ARTICLES OF RELIGION.
I. of Faith in the Holy Trinity. III. of the going down of Christ
into Hell, THERE is but one living and
S true God, everlasting, with: A Christ died for us, and was
buried, so out body, parts, or infinite power, wisdom, and good believed, that he went down into
Hell. ness; the Maker, and Preserver of all things both visible and in
IV. of the Resurrection of Christ. visible. And in unity of this Godhead there be three Persons, of CH
YHRIST did truly rise again
from death, and took again one substance, power, and eter
his body, with flesh, bones, and nity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
all things appertaining to the per.
fection of Man's nature; whereII. Of the Word or Son of God, with he ascended into Heaven,
which was made very Man. and there sitteth, until he return T
HE Son, which is the Word to judge all Men at the last day.
of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the V. Of the Holy Ghost.
one substance with the Father, took The Holy Ghost, proceeding
from the Man's nature in the womb of the is of one substance, majesty, and blessed Virgin, of her substance: glory, with the Father and the so that two whole and perfect Son, very and eternal God. Natures, that is to say, the God. head and Manhood, were joined
VI. of the Sufficiency of the holy together in one Person, never to Scriptures for salration, be divided, whereof is one Christ: H:
OLY Scripture containeth all , and very Man truly suffered, was crucified, dead
things necessary to salvation :
so that whatsoever is not read and buried, to reconcile his Fa. therein, nor may be proved there. ther to us, and to be a sacrifice, by, is not to be required of any not only for original guilt, but man, that it should be believed also for all actual sins of men, as an article of the Faith, er de